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Blossom artistically in an immersive training experience, and prepare for the college audition process, at one of the top-ten ranked musical theatre programs in the country!

The Ithaca College Summer Theatre Conservatory is a residential program, from July 14 - August 22024 in the beautiful Finger Lakes of Central New York, where you can focus entirely on your passion and experience a taste of what it is like to be a student at IC.

Our program offers you intensive acting and musical theatre training and prepares you for the college audition process. This is an immersive opportunity to experience rigorous theatrical training in varied disciplines taught by Ithaca College Music, Theatre and Dance faculty.

Based on the highlights of our Musical Theatre (BFA) program in the School of Music, Theatre and Dance, this three-week intensive is filled with studio classes, college audition prep, rehearsing and preforming a review-styled show, and a variety of trips around Ithaca.

To learn more about the Summer Theatre Conservatory, please explore the website, email, or call (607) 274-3345.

To learn more about the Center for Theatre and Dance within the School for Music, Theatre and Dance, check out our website.

Part 1: Apply to pre-college programs at Ithaca College via the Program Application.
Part 2: Apply to the Summer Theatre Conservatory via Acceptd and pay the non-refundable $25 application fee. (A fee waiver is available for eligible students - please see below).


Admission is rolling, and review begins on or around January 15th, 2024. The application portal on Acceptd closes March 18th, 2024. A deposit for the conservatory will be required by mid-May 2024.


There is an application fee for each Acceptd application submitted. Fee waivers are available to applicants who meet the fee waiver requirements. Please follow the instruction here to request a fee waiver before submitting your application

Thank you for applying to the Ithaca College Summer Theatre Conservatory! We are excited to see your work!

Questions? Please call 607-274-3345 or email technical questions, please visit the Acceptd Help Desk.